Railfan & Railroad September 2020


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25 Years of Muni’s F-Lineby Rick Laubscher — San Francisco’s vintage PCCs are not only colorful targets for railfans, but they form an important part of the transportation infrastructure on tourist-heavy Market Street and The Embarcadero.

2020 Center Spread Contest • Our readers submitted hundreds of creative entries, but only one can occupy the coveted center spread position.

RDC Updateby Justin Franz and Otto M. Vondrak — Of the 398 Budd Rail Diesel Cars built, how many are still with us? The answer may shock you.

Cuba’s Hershey Electricby P. David Veasey — This pioneering electric line built to haul sugarcane and transport mill workers is alive, but hanging on by a thread.

September Songby Eric Miller — The hills of Appalachia echo with memories of railfan trips during one of the best months of the year to be trackside.


Camera Bag/tips and techniques: Dennis A. Livesey

Departures/commentary: Alexander Benjamin Craghead

Markers/additional thoughts from your editors

On The Menu/railroad dining, art, and culture: James D. Porterfield

Parting Shot/photographer

Railnews/top news stories and photos from our readers

Railroadiana/new product, book, and video reviews

Through My Lens/trackside memories: Kevin EuDaly

Transit Currents/transit news: Bob Gallegos

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